Jeremy Corbyn at Islington Highbury Fields

Swanley Momentum went to the BAME (Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic) rally at Islington Highbury Fields on Monday night, 15th August. It was a beautiful sunny evening and the diversity of the audience was tremendous. Young, old, people from so many different ethnic groupings; and differently abled people.

Black Lives Matter banner at BAME rally

There were a wide range of speakers there including:

Cllr Claudia Webbe
Cllr Michelline Ngongo 
Cllr Rakhia Ismail
Patrick Vernon OBE
Huda Elmi Young Labour
Samayya Afzal 
Senan Tu Tamils4Corbyn
Imad Ahmed 
Zita Holbourne PCS
Julia Bard Jewish Socialists Group 

Change is Coming!

All of the speakers were tremendous. Cllr Claudia Webbe, newly elected to Labour’s National Executive gave a spell bounding speech that will make the Tories quake. It was just so inspiring. You can listen to it in full here:

All of the speakers were full of hope and confidence. They referred to how Jeremy Corbyn had always been there for them & their communities. It was heart warming to hear the genuine passion they all felt for Jeremy and the bright vision he has for a Labour led Government.

Cllr Rakhia Ismail put a lump in people’s throat when she revealed how Jeremy Corbyn and helped her to become a councillor and advised her to make sure that after every decision she took as a councillor she could look at herself in the mirror the next day. It seemed a very good guide for everyone to live by.

Jeremy Corbyn was greeted with loud applause and we could feel the love and solidarity everyone around us felt for him. It was a fine speech that you can listen to here:

A brilliant evening where the 5,000 strong crowd left full of hope and enthusiasm. It was clear that Jeremy Corbyn would an outstanding Prime Minister. This is a real chance for social change that benefits every community & every group in society. It is up to all of us to ensure that he becomes the next Prime Minister.

See Faduma Hassan article on Labour List:

Politics is failing black people in the UK. Corbyn is right that we need a radical government that confronts prejudice

Faduma Hassan is London organiser for Jeremy Corbyn’s leadership campaign.

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